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welcome to those of you watching in the united states and all around the world errol barnett. coming up, oscar pistorius will learn his fate. he's expected to arrive at the high court within the hour to hear the rest of the verdict in his murder trial. we'll bring you live coverage as soon as it gets under way. plus, shocking new figures about the numbers of isis fighters and the number of werner who have joined their ranks. cnn sits down with u.s. secretary of state john kerry as he, would to build a middle east coalition to battle the threat head-on. we begin with oscar pistorius cleared of murder charges in the death of his girlfriend reva steenkamp. now he'll return to court in the next hour to hear the rest of
the judge's verdict. the judge hinted at a possible verdict of cup.able homicide yesterday because of his negligent behavior on the night of reva steenkamp's death. she rejected the arguments made by the prosecution, you may remember there were no jury trials in south africa. so the decision is entirely on the shoulders of the judge. let's remind ourselves now what happened on thursday. >> the accused cannot be found guilty of murder. >> not guilty of murder. but still not free throw to go. oscar pistorius sobbed an heaved looking exhausted and broken. >> no more relationships dynamic and unpredictable. >> as the judge delivered her verdict calmly explaining why she thought the state did not prove he intended to kill his girlfriend reva steenkamp. >> the state clearly has not proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of
premeditated murder. >> the judge threw out much of the state's case against pistorious but found his actions that night and on the witness stand questionable. >> what we are dealing with here is the fact that the accused was amongst other things an evasive witness. he failed to listen properly to questions put to him under cross-examination giving an impression that he was more worried. >> just before the judge adjourned for the day she said that pistorious had time to act "reasonably without firing four shots into the toilet cubicle." >> i am of the view that the accused acted too hastily and used excessive force. in the second census, it is clear that his conduct was negligent. >> experts say it points to a possible conviction of culpable
homicide or man slaughter. >> legal lild he has to be convicted because the judge found that he failed the reasonable man test for negligence, a reasonable man would have foreseen the chance that someone would be killed by shooting into that toilet. a reasonable man would have taken steps to avoid that death occurring and pistorious did not take those steps. >> reporter: pistorious exited through a gauntlet of waiting photographers. friday, he'll make the same walk again, expecting to hear the judge's final verdict on all charges. robyn curnow, cnn, pretoria, south africa. >> we want to bring you breaking news coming into cnn right now from ohio. law enforcement official says after several hours on the loose, convicted school shooter t.j. lane is now back in police custody. he was serving three life sentences before he broke out. there's a press conference under way right now in the ohio. let's listen no to what they're saying >> state, federal and local law enforcement to ensure the safety
of our county residents. we closely monitored the search efforts by radio. we were able to monitor that right from here and we are very happy with the outcome, the apprehension of t.j. lane and want to thank all involved for the continued close working relationship that we all enjoy in this county. >> michael han lon, superintendent of schools. thank you all for being here this morning. certainly the events of thursday evening had a profound and very deep impact on our entire school community as evidenced by the immediate reactions here in the city of char don and on social media. on behalf of our board of education represented here this morning and our entire school community, i wish to extend our sincere appreciation to all levels of law enforcement across the state of ohio for swift action, strong communication and our school -- and providing our school district with a positive
outcome related to the events of thursday evening. first and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out today to the families of demetrius, russell and danny and all others affected by the tragedy as well as by the troubling events of thursday evening. the last several hours have certainly been very difficult as we come to grips with these developments. throughout thursday evening and friday morning, char don local school district officials remain in contact with local law enforcement, the governor's office and ohio department of education to closely monitor the developments of this situation. that working relationship has been instrumental in guiding our response to this situation. the safety and well-being of our students, staff and community remain the highest priorities in our school district. while the individual is now back in custody, there has certainly been an undeniable profound and deep impact on our entire community. i want to ensure that students
and staff have the opportunity to seek out the support that we all need at this time to aid in the healing process. all schools in the chardon local school district will be closed on friday, september 12th, 2014 in order that our students, staff and community will have the opportunity to seek out the assistance that will be of most help to them. the school district will also provide as much social and emotional support for students, staff and community as possible during this emotional time. therefore, the chardon high school and middle school buildings will be open friday with counseling and other support services available in each school building. those seeking assistance or just simply wanting to talk are encouraged to come to eitherable tomorrow. chardon high school principal andy fetchet will provide the details concerning the support services available. having now served as superintendent of schools for
one year, las quickly become apparent to me that chardon remains a strong and resilient community that has rallied around each other before and i am confident that we will continue to do so now and into the future. >> that was mike it will han lon, a superintendent of the school district in ohio kind of detailing what's happening now. the 19-year-old t.j. lane, had committed a horrific crime in that area in 2012, killing three fellow students, wounding many others. he had been sentenced to lee life sentences but the news late this few hours ago was that he escaped from prison with other inmates. you see how he was at sentencing back in 2013 grinning. and the entire community was fearful now of what would happen that he had escaped. many of the police had offered victims to have special patrols around their homes but the positive development breaking here in the last few moments is
that t.j. lane is now back in police custody. schools in this area will be closed for friday. again a community traumatized by that young man now relieved to know he is back in police custody. so that development just coming in to cnn. now we turn to other stories. just a day after the u.s. president unveiled plans for taking down isis, the cia released a staggering new estimate of the militants' strength. the agency says isis may now be able to muster more than 31,000 fighters in iraq and syria, more than triple from a year ago based on new intelligence that reflects a recruiting boom fueled by battlefield success as you could say and the group's declaration of an islamic state. a cia source tells cnn the new figure includes more than 15,000 foreign fighters from some 80 countries with at least 2,000 of them from western nations. a u.s. official tells cnn american surveillance flights
are now under way over syria. other officials say preliminary targets are being identified. while air strikes aren't imminent, we understand they could take place at any time. the backbone of president barack obama's plan is really a broad coalition of nations against isis in both iraq and syria. but germany has ruled out its participation in air strikes and the uk still deciding whether or not it will take part. now even syria says it is willing to cooperate but the assad regime says any air strikes inside its country must be approved by damascus. >> forei has many loopholes and needs a lot to be desired. he would benefit from the cooperating with the syrian government against terrorism because we have the fighting terrorism for the last four years. our prime minister has made it clear we are ready to cooperate
but any strike being if it is done without our cooperation, we will consider it aggression sfloogs u.s. secretary of state john kerry says the battle against isis is just part of washington's on going war on terrorism. kerry is in the middle east right now trying to rally support for the coalition against isis. he'll meet with turkish officials today in ankara and on thursday. he was in saudi arabia where he spoke with elise labott. >> when i spoke to the he secretary of state today, he told me that the fight against isis is just the next step in the u.s. war against al qaeda that started 13 years ago today. secretary of state john kerry arrived in saudi arabia, part of a whirlwind visit to the middle east to the build a coalition to take on isis. the u.s. and several arab allies say they have agreed to join a coordinated military campaign against account islamic state militants. but in an interview with cnn,
kerry insists the u.s. is not at war where isis. >> i think that's the wrong terminology. what we are doing is engaging in a very significant counter-terrorism operation. and it's going to go on for some period of time. if somebody wants to think about it as being a war with isil, they can do so but the fact is, it's a major counter-terrorism operation that will have many different moving parts. >> one of those parts won't involve going to congress. kerry defended the administration's stance that the 2001 authorization for use of military force or aumf against al qaeda applies to isis. >> you voted for the aumf as a senator. did you envision it to be tackling groups not affiliated with al qaeda? >> this group has been affiliated with al qaeda. >> it's not now though the. >> they say they're not. you don't just run away because you say you are. yes, we anticipated a long-term
fight with al qaeda. we've been engaged in it. nobody questioned the authority of that the effort against al qaeda over the last years. this group is and has been al qaeda. it's the same thing as al qaeda. and it has by trying to change its name, it doesn't change who it is, what it does or the legitimacy of the authority under the aumf. >> but attacking isis in syria with u.s. trained in armed rebels and air strikes could have unintended consequences. >> how do you undertake this campaign in syria without strengthening assad. >> first of all, assad's legitimate sill will never be restored by any action. he is illegitimate with respect to any capacity to lead syria to a place of you know where the conflict ends. the people who are targeting assad from the beginning are not going to stop. >> a couple of weeks ago, the president said that it was a
fantasy to think that the opposition would be able to be trained and armed in battle the assad state. now the you're saying -- >> he didn't say that forever. >> now you said they're going to battle the assad state and battle isis. what's changeded? >> they have been battling isis for several years now. >> not effectively though. >> they've had problems because they've been outgunned and more manpower and so forth. that's one of the reasons why account president believes you have to focus on isil wherever they are. >> secretary kerry said one of the major differences between going after isis and going after al qaeda in yemen and somalia is the large global coalition that is shaping up. >> all right. within the last few hours, french president francoise hollande has arrived in iraq. this is the first visit there by a foreign head of state since isis militants overran large portions of the country. you're seeing footage of the french president aliving earlier. mr. hollande's government is
predge pledging to support iraq in its fight against isis. france will hold an international conference on iraqi security on monday. still to come here on cnn, weary after months of war, residents of one city in eastern ukraine say it's now time for a separate state. big day? ah, the usual. moved some new cars. hauled a bunch of steel. kept the supermarket shelves stocked.
moscow's involvement in ukraine. the eu measures are due to take effect in the coming day and include a ban on eu loans to major banks. a ban on debt financing for defense and energy companies, and asset freezes and travel bans on 24 people russia has warned it will respond to any additional sanctions. for now though, the cease-fire in eastern ukraine appears to be holding. in one rebel held city the anger is palpable. citizens and soldiers say they want nothing more to do with the kiev government. reza sayah spoke with some of them. >> reporter: in the rebel held city of shock dark in southeastern ukraine, the grim clean-up of war torn neighborhoods. and the grief of victims who feel betrayed by the western-backed government in kiev.
how can you bomb your own people? a place with children and the elderly, ask is this woman? she blames ukrainian forces for shelling her grocery store. that's why now, she wants a separate state. rebel commander and gray kozar wants a separate state, too. we can't be part of ukraine anymore, he says. how many here think the solution is a new independent state? >> almost everybody. >> yes? >> what about you? >> yes. >> when you travel around rebel-held southeastern ukraine, over and over again, you hear people say they don't want to be part of ukraine anymore. and that brings into focus what could be the next obstacle in this conflict. how do you resolve this crisis when many here still demand a separate state?
ukrainian president petro poroshenko rejected calls by the east pore a separate state. instead he promises a bill that would give the rebel-held region special status and greater autonomy. how much autonomy is unclear. for many here, the offer is too little too late. pro-russian ukrainians say kiev crossed the line when ukrainian forces targeted civilian areas without any apparent regard for civilian lives. this is what people here are furious about, shelling that hit just steps away from residential buildings. people here say the ukrainian did this. this one missed. others did not. in shock tarsk, entire buildings were destroyed. civilians were killed, many injured and displaceded. it's not clear how many. the government in kiev denies shelling residential neighborhoods. rebel fighters are accused of hitting civilian areas, too. but bitterness and deep mistrust
rust linger. fueling calls in this region for independence. >> i prefer just peace and forgiveness. >> how kiev responds will either resolve or deepen the crisis. reza sayah, cnn, ukraine. >> coming up next here on cnn, the death toll climbing from flooding in pakistan and officials say it is about to get worse. we're going to bring you details on the rescue efforts after this. ugh. heartburn.
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devastating communities. ivan, what can you tell us? >> it's still on going across pakistan and india here. we're going to be tracking the crest of the river as it continues heading down to the south. we're hoping to get new information. we had one of our cnn producers out there continuing to bring us updates here and as of last check, we understand upwards of 700,000 people have had to evacuate their homes because they're no longer safe to be in or they're not inhabitable here. here's the problem with all these tributaries that flow into the river. we're going to break out the charts. this is what we do. look there as you can see just an incredible peak there on sunday. and then now we're back to normal as far as the levels as that crest continues to go further down to the south. we crested early on thursday and now it's areas further down stream that will be dealing with this. we have the watches and warnings that have been post 37d there's our current flood crest. this is going to take awhile.
by the weekend, we're going to be cresting in the river and continue into early next week. the third are highest recorded flood, that chart i showed you a second ago incredible. to the north, still dealing with the warnings here and then eventually these watches will become warnings as we follow the crest. the thing about this is that we can forecast when the crest arrives at a certain location so that you can get, if you have the infrastructure of people out of the way and especially those that is live along the river's edge here. that is what we're going to be looking at here. of course, what we have been seeing have been the incredible flooding and before abafter pictures. show you some of the scenes on the ground in india and in pakistan. all occurring of course, airline, because we had an incredible late monsoon surge of rain that was relentless and being measured in meters. of course, because of the top og if i there, that produces more rainfall and then the waterert
coming down the mountainside. we had a lot of people that were caught off guard especially to the north. now we're dealing with the aftermath in some of these areas that already have seen the waters have begun to recede in some areas. you're dealing with the fact there's not enough food or water. so humanitarian issues under way across the north here. still not quite done even areas that did not see the heavy rainfall, those areas are going to flood because of the river. we'll keep you posted. errol? >> we want to the connect with our team on the ground to get the latest. the pakistani army is working to frantically rescue people. many did have to be pulled to safety. these scenes played out by the hundreds. they live in remote areas that some cases can't be accessed by boat. sophia, tell us what you've seen
as you've been out over the past day. i know there have been continuing helicopter rescues. how much progress is being made? how much more needs to be done? >> well, we actually had the opportunity to go up with one of these helicopters and see how bad the flooding actually is. the waters went on as far as the eye could see far into the horizon. we met people on the ground. there is a feeling of desperation. the rain has stopped but it's now extremely extremely hot. it's steamy. it's the humid is so thick you could slice it with a knife. the people down there in relief camps and very hot claustrophobic settlement camps. they asked for any sort of help. they said all that they'd received so far is water and bags of rice. they're not getting enough food. there's a feeling of hopelessness trying to figure out how they can get back home. i spoke to a bunch of kids who were just playing around by the
waters and they seemed happy but they said school is out because of the flooding. but they miss home. 984 schools just in the district close toe that barrage which is now reaping its peak. just a mood of desperation at the moment. >> you are describing something quite compelling. you've gone up in the helicopter. there's water as far as the eyes can see and an attempt to rescue those visible. there's now a lack of food. this is getting more serious by the day. there are these difficulties between pakistan and end yap as far as cooperation, both countries in the north being impacted by this. i'm wondering as things continue to get worse, is there growing cooperation between the two nations or are they still working separately here? >> well, what happened initially was the floods actually started up north in kashmir which is shared by both pakistan and
india. there were gestures of good will in letters sent by both prime ministers to each other saying they are willing to help but not much really has been done on the ground regarding that. what's happened now in pakistan even though this originated in the north, it's flowing downwards to the south which has not much connection to what's happening in india. this is now becoming a nationwide catastrophe by the looks of things. i just got off the phone with the spokesperson of the united nations development project, and they said that they have been contacted by the government and now they're working with the government to see what they can do on the ground. now it's something that seems to be going and they're actually requesting international aid agencies for their assistance. >> it appears they need every ounce of help they can get. good to hear the undp joining and adding its assistance to this on going problem. sophia on the line with us from
pakistan. thanks so much. we'll of course, continue 0 track this very important story. still to come for you here on cnn, our exclusive interview with the mother of american puerto rican journalist why james foley who was beheaded by isis. >> i know had he survived this ordeal, he would have been very passionate about the need to make kidnapped citizens a priority. a priority for our country and internationally to try to promote dialogue for some consensus and strategy. >> diane foley has some harsh words about how the u.s. government treated her son's case. also, cleared of murder but still awaiting judgment. what can we expect from today's verdict in the oscar pistorius murder trial? man: i know the name of eight princesses. i'm on expert on softball. and tea parties. i'll have more awkward conversations than i'm equipped for, because i'm raising two girls
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that, however, is not the end of the matter as culpable homicide is a competent verdict. >> so that was yesterday. this is today a live look outside the high court in pretoria for you where oscar pistorius scheduled to arrive within the next half hour. it's 8:30 in the morning in south africa. the proceedings have been quite prompt and on time this week. let's connect with kelly phelps, a senior lecturer at cape town university. she joins us from outside the high court.
kelly, good morning to you. once again, we are now very close to this entire trial being wrapped up. we just heard a portion of what the judge had to say yesterday. the judge so deliberate in her reading of the verdict. pistorious appeared to be becoming more unravelled. he dodged the most serious charge, that of premeditated murder. explain what's left, this indication that perhaps the judge will leavy charges for culpable whom side. what could it lead to? >> you heard the judge say that in clip that culpable homicide is a competent verdict on murder. that means anytime a person has been charged with murder if murder is not proved, the lesser offense of culpable homicide remains. it's essentially the negligence killing of another person. we saw yesterday in court that the judge applied the test for negligence to oscar pistorius and she found that he had indeed
acted negligently on the night in question. now, from a legal perspective, that means it is certain at this point that he will in fact be convicted for culpable homicide because he has failed to meet the standard of reasonable conduct that would have been expected of him and therefore, in a sense in order to protect the public to dissuade people from taking unduly dangerous conduct, the law assigns liability to that kind of behavior and a negligent killing which is a conviction of culpable homicide. >> so the question p question now becomes what is the judge likely to punish oscar pistorius with under culpable homicide? yesterday we had the discussion of is he getting any special treatment and you were saying he may be getting more legal scrutiny because of his celebrity but now that we've heard that first half of the verdict, we've seen how the
judge is factoring all this in, do you think he's factoring in celebrity? if so or if not, how is she likely to leavy this charge today? >> i have to say one, it filled one with a sense of confidence and reassurance, her judgment yesterday that she's in fact, not being swayed org confusesed by any undue influences. it was very clear by the very deliberate and me dant tick manner in which she applied her mind to the facts and law in this case that she has stayed very focused on the relevant matters at hand. so it does not appear that the issue of celebrity or any other extraneous considerations will haveness influence on her judgment and on her sentence. with regard to sentencing, of course, it still depends what happens with the firearms charges with which he's been charged, as well. we'll hear about those today. but culpable homicide is not subject to mandatory 0 minimum sentencing. it's discretionary.
cocertainly get jail time, as much as eight years, 15 years even in certain cases. but equally, it's in the discretion of the judge to give him, for example, no jail time or fully suspended sentence. so there's a very broad spectrum available to the court. she will no doubt be swayed by proper sentencing principles and jurupa in deciding where on the spectrum of severity pistorious blame worthness rests. >> what about outside the courtroom, kelly? what has been the reaction of south africans to the verdict so far? >> so far, there has been some split reaction in the sense that i think certain people were quite surprised that it wasn't a murder charge. i have to say i don't share that surprise from a legal perspective but i think many lay people because they've been so much hype around the case had somewhat expected that but there has so far been very little criticism of the judge's approach. i think people were impressed with the detailed consideration
that she demonstrated in the judgment that she read out. and just how much care and attention she had placed on ensuring that she had applied proper considerations and reasons to the decisions that she reached. so generally, i think people were left with really quite a positive impression of the way that the legal process has played out so far. >> yeah. i can say we've been fortunate to have you. we've avoided all the hype and you've done a fantastic job breaking down south african law for all of us. we'll connect with you as soon as all of this gets under way in the next hour. kelly is outside the courthouse. we are less than an hour from the restart of court proceedings in pretoria, oscar pistorius expected to arrive in the next few minutes. cnn is watching every development and we'll have live coverage of the verdict plus in-depth analysis that kelly has been providing. so stay tuned for that. at this moment, we want to turn to the mother of journalist james foley is now speaking out
a few weeks after isisist released video of her son's beheeding, diane foley has a message she wants to share and has strong feelings about the just announced military escalation against isis. anderson cooper spoke exclusively with her. here's some of their conversation. >> i really feel that our country let jim down. and. >> in what way? >> well, anderson, i -- we met wonderful people within our government. good people who cared, who wanted to help. but the reality of the bureaucracy and really was such that we were not helped. we really weren't. >> you didn't feel like they were there for you that they were really -- the u.s. government was really helping >> not at all. >> there was a rescue effort apparently made. >> yeah, late, very late.
>> it should have been sooner? >> we feel that the location, their location was known for more than a year. >> it was? >> yes. they had been moved a couple of times. that's true when there was a movement of isis from aleppo to rocca, there were several moves in that transition, but there was also two times when they were at a location that we were aware of for months. >> did you have that intelligence yourself? did you know that what was happening to him, where he was. >> to be honest, that part was rather frightening. we tended to know everything before the fbi or anyone else. >> how so? >> because we did everything we could. i went to europe several times to interview the european freed hostages just so i could find out how the jim was, what's going on, where are they?
what are the chances of this or that. it was a frightening thing. and the fbi was -- everyone was kind and supportive. but the fbi used us for information. >> really? they came to you for information. >> absolutely, absolutely. >> about his location. >> absolutely, oh, yes. >> as i was watching the president speak last night, i was wondering if you were watching. >> oh, yes, i watched. >> what was going through your mind? >> this whole strategy to, you know, eliminate isis and the terror threat and -- is important, obviously. and so maybe perhaps part of the strategic way of doing it is to bomb them you know and to engage in force. but that only caused jim's death really. you know, i guess all i'm trying
to saycy feel that our government needs to be shrewder, smarter, willing to negotiate with these poem who hate us so that we can find better ways to rid ourselves of terror. >> foley's family started a drive that launched today. they say the james w. foley foundation fund will serve several purposes including providing support for the families of american hostages. for more information and make a donation go to james foley fund.org. what is the latest in the fight against isis in the u.s. national security released a -- sorry the u.s. security council released a statement a short time ago on its discussions with the foley family after cnn has been airing this interview. take a look. the spokesman, the american government did reach out to more than two dozen countries for help in rescuing james foley.
"without getting into details of our private discussions with families, the law is clear that ran some payments to designated individuals or entities such as isil are prohibited. there's also a platter of long-standing policy that the u.s. does not grant concessions to hostage takers. doing so would only put more americans at risk of being taken captive. that is what we convey publicly and privately. u.s. official tells cnn surveillance flights are now searching for isis targets in syria as american secretary of state john kerry is set to arrive in turkey to drum up support for the u.s. strategy with middle eastern partners. ivan watson has covered this story extensively and based in turkeying for a long time. joins us live from hong kong. ivan, what's interesting is that turkey did not sign this u.s. communique that other arab states did. they all met in saudi arabia. kerry is now about to spend two days in turkey working on this.
why might turkey be reluctant to join this fight publicly anyway? >> i'm sorry, we haven't gotten an official explanation from the government as to why though the turks sent their foreign minister to the meeting in jetta with the john kerry, why account turks did not sign that joint communique pledging to battle against isis while ten other arab states did. now, one of the reasons the turks might not have done that even though they are a nato ally of the u.s. is that turkey is dealing with probably the worst hostage crisis in at least a generation with isis having held close to 50 turkish diplomats and security officers and their families hostage since june when isis captured the entire turkish consulate in the northern iraqi city of mosul. now, the turkish government passed a law basically banning anybody in turkey from reporting on this hostage crisis.
so perhaps one of the reasons the turks aren't coming out publicly against isis is to protect those turkish hostages that they're clearly very worried about. of course, the americans will be looking for support. turkey shares a long border with iraq. it shares a long border with syria. several years ago the u.s. sent two patriot missile batteries to turkey upon tats request to help it defend its border with syria. so the americans are clearly going to be looking for assistance here probably for the use access to air bases in turkey to help it conduct its at least aerial operations over iraq and neighboring syria. we'll see whether or not john kerry can get any of those pledges of support during his talks with the turk shf leadership. >> secretary kerry expected to be in the country for about two days. ivan watson live for us in hong kong. thanks. still to come for you here on
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second. it is not a tropical storm. we've got problems for the philippines but the north has been seeing nontropical rains. it doesn't matter what's causing it. it has been incredible as far as how much rainfall hokkaido has been receiving over the last few days. record rainfall. they recorded their wettest on thursday, their west wettest day on record. impressive stuff, 272 millimeters in some areas, over 11 inches. in other he parts of hokkaido there likewise. to the south not as heavy. to the north, what's been happening there, very heavy rainfall. japan has been hit all over the place here. we've had a couple of typhoons to the south. what you're seeing an area of low pressure that was slow moving. i think still will produce rainfall as we head through the upcoming weekend. but there it is, you don't need the tropics to get involved to get very heavy rainfall in japan. that has been the case with the
east asia rainey season as the frontal boundary sets up this time of year and stalls out and has gone on for quite some time here. at this point, we'll see additional falls heading into the weekend. i don't think it will be as hev as places to the south. specifically the philippines where the rain has already started to fall. 55 kilometer per hour winds. it's a troppingal depression. before it makes landfall around sunday afternoon, a typhoon with 140 kilometer per hour winds. you are going to get into the rain. look at the cone. if it shifts further to the south, we have to involve the capital here with some heavy rain but also gusty winds, as well. we'll watch. at this point, errol barnett, the main threat will be flooding from this next storm. >> ivan cabrera, thank you very much. appreciate the update. now, as scotland ponders cutting ties with the uk, businesses straddling both sides
of the board remember speaking out warning voters a yes vote for independence would cause so much confusion it would put the economy at risk. on thursday, rbs, klyce dale joined loids, standard bank and hsbc saying they plan to move their registered head offices to the uk if scotland becomes independent. the uncertainty is also causing concern for one of scotland's most iconic industries and some of its biggest exports. what an independent scotland could mean for makers of scotch. ♪ >> this is scotland's second biggest export. it brings in almost $7 billion a year. and 40 bottles of the stuff are estimated abroad every second. >> scotch whiskey is an international icon for scotland. it's a product of great history and authenticity and great taste. you'll find a scotch whiskey for
every person. and for scotland, it's special because it's a cornerstone of our economy, one pound in every five is scotch whiskey and something that has a real place in scottish society. >> distilleries are stopoffs on the referendum campaign tours. the man leading the charge for the yes campaign says the drink will thrive under independence. >> scotch whiskey is going to sell on a worldwide stage regardless. a great whiskey companies it's fantastic to have them, flea big enough to look after themselves. the smaller companies will benefit from the additional push of scotland on the worldwide stage. >> but the strit doesn't buy it. scotch whiskey has protected status at the moment. it it can only be made here. >> it's a product that has to be distilled and matured here in scotland, for at least three years and we take the protection of that definition very
seriously. there's an uncertainty as to what might happen to that protection if there's any break in the continuity of scottish membership of the eu. >> that's not the only thing worrying the industry. >> when nine out of ten bottles are sold oversea saz, international influence and trade agreements and trade negotiations, the ability to tackle trade barriers is important. at the moment, we have a uk government with embassies in 200 markets that does very well on those sort of issues. the scottish government is proposing an embassy network of between 70 and 90 at the start and, of course, that is an issue, a potential rick for us if we have issues in some of those markets where there would be no representation in the future. >> if there's one thing that business hates it's uncertainty. and some industries like banking are making contingency plans to move if there's a yes vote. but whiskey is intrinsically
scottish and has no choice but to ride this one out. max foster, cn, edinborough. >> scotch lovers relax. the whiskey's fine for now. coming up next, we're going to get you live once again to south africa where oscar pistorius is about to arrive in court any moment now. more on the possible verdict and what to expect after this. but the energy bp produces up here creates something else as well: jobs all over america. engineering and innovation jobs. advanced safety systems & technology. shipping and manufacturing. across the united states, bp supports more than a quarter million jobs. when we set up operation in one part of the country, people in other parts go to work. that's not a coincidence. it's one more part of our commitment to america. that's keeping you from the healthcare you deserve.. at humana, we believe the gap will close
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